Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Reuben Gabriel Jones

After 1 month and 1 day, we wet the new baby's head with some Moet, and celebrated the birth of Reuben Gabriel Jones.

Eddie is adamant that while he is a baby, we can still also call him bubby, and I have no problem with that. If we do have any more children, it will I expect be predominantly to relive the joys of an elongated naming process.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tom and Anita!! Reuben - behold a son - Gabriel - God is mighty.... beautiful strong names. So does Reuben have a dummy now?
God bless and love,
Suse Timmins

Megs said...

WONDERFUL choice of name!
Edmund, Sebastian and Reuben!
Reuven Malter, Chaim Potok's character, is wonderful - and is Reuben the one who hauls Jacob out of the well?
benjamin will be pleased to have a fellow trive-of-Israel in the family!!
and Gabriel is wonderful and heraldic and hopeful!! we can't wait to meet reuben gabriel!!
we love you!!!!!!
if we have a third ever we shall have to see if we can break your no-name record!!!!
love meg and co

Julie Bosma said...

I concur with these sentiments! Beautiful names with great meaning....I dont know how you did it, I knew if we didnt have a name before the birth I'd never be able to decide, so well done!
Our prayers r with your whole gorgeous family:)
Jules xox

Kathryn said...

*toasting baby Reuben in coffee ice cream, which is all I have to hand just at present*

he looks so like Eddie in that photo... can't wait to meet him either :)

K xxxx

sam becca & zach said...

Yay! congratulations!! Beautiful name! i knew you'd make a great choice. b xx

sam becca & zach said...

great name! i raise my chop-sticks to the boy (enjoying some wasabi fried rice)

Reuben has a look of Zach in this pic.

anita said...

tom and i raised our salt beef sandwiches to him today, at 'reubens', our local jewish cafe on baker st. we registered him today at the town hall

and tom, the elongated name-ing process won't happen *next* time bcse we know exactly what her name will be.....!

gretta at lothlorien said...

My attempt to add a comment seems to be failing. Welcome, Reuben Gabriel. And Meggs, it was Joseph he pulled out.

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

Hello Reuben Gabriel!
A name well worth the wait.
His littlest cousin is kicking for joy right now at the news!
I thought the photo looked rather a mix of Eddie and Seb, actually. Who is he more like mostly?

love to you all, and an extra kiss for Reuben,
Auntie Rachel

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

I bet your "Behold, a son!" was said with different tone than Leah's original!

Deborah T. Stewart said...

Anita and Tom,
It's taken me awhile to send my congrats....but I've been thinking about you and your beautiful family.
Congratulations on your latest addition. Reuben is lovely, just like his brothers. You are both blessed with such cuties.
Wish I was in London to see you. I'm glad I got my few minutes with you on our last trip to London in February. James will be there again this week for work...Jackson and I hope to make it there before the years end.
Much love to all of you,
Deborah Stewart....affectionaly known in London as Jackson's Mommy